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MINUTES

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION

Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

September 8, 2004

I.   Call to Order

President Barbara N. Fish called the regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 10:00 a.m. on September 8, 2004, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.

The following members were present: President Fish, Vice President Lowell E. Johnson, Secretary Priscilla M. Haden, Sandra M. Chapman, Delores W. Cook, Sheila M. Hamilton, Burma Hatfield, Paul J. Morris,  Ronald B. Spencer and ex officios David Stewart, State Superintendent of Schools, J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education.

II. Approval of Agenda

Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mr. Morris, the Board unanimously approved the agenda as presented.

III. 2005 Legislative Agenda

President Fish distributed copies of the Board's mission and goals following which the Board heard presentations from Judy Hale, AFT-West Virginia; Bob Brown, West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (distributed information); Tom Lange, West Virginia Education Association (distributed information); Greg Kuhns, West Virginia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (distributed information); Howard O'Cull, West Virginia School Boards Association; and Mark Manchin, West Virginia Association of School Administrators (distributed information).  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

 

IV. Break

President Fish called for a break for lunch at 12:04 p.m.

V. Call to Order

President Fish called the meeting back to order at 12:46 p.m.

VI. 2005 Legislative Agenda (Continued)

President Fish distributed information pertaining to last year's legislative agenda, suggestions and considerations received from Board members for the 2005 agenda, and proposed improvement packages for 2006.  Discussion ensued regarding items for inclusion in the Board's legislative agenda for 2005.  (Copies appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

VII. Policy 2510:  Assuring the Quality of Education:

Regulations for Education Programs

Ms. Deborah Brown, Executive Director, Office of Instructional Services, Division of Instructional and Student Services, distributed an amended page six and presented Policy 2510 for the Board's consideration.  Discussion ensued during which Ms. Brown reported that President Fish requested that language at section 4.1.3 be aligned with Policy 3233 and President Fish requested additional language be added at section 4.1.2 to indicate that the Department supportsĀ the goals of the West Virginia Board of Education.  Board action on September 9 will include these amendments.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes of September 9, 2004 at Attachment K and addendum.)

VIII. Policy 2422.7:  Standards for Basic and Specialized Health Care Procedures

Ms. Rebecca King, Coordinator, Division of Instructional and Student Services, presented Policy 2422.7 for the Board's consideration.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment B.)

IX. Policy 5100:  Approval of Educational Personnel Preparation Programs

Policy 5202:  Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of

Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary  Classifications

Dr. Karen Huffman, Executive Director, Office of Professional Preparation, Division of Administrative Services, presented Policies 5100 and 5202 for the Board's consideration.  Dr. Huffman distributed requested corrections to Policy 5202's Executive Summary and pages 57 and 73 of the policy.  Chancellor Mullin requested, and the Board agreed, that the following modification be made to Policy 5202 at section 22.4.6, the number “15 ”  be replaced with the number “30.”  (Copy of Policy 5202 appended to Official Minutes, Attachment C and addendum and copy of Policy 5100 appended to Official Minutes of SeptemberĀ 9, 2004 at Attachment M.)

X. Break

President Fish called for a break at 3:05 p.m.

XI. Call to Order

President Fish called the meeting back to order at 3:11 p.m.

XII. Recommendations of the Assessment Committee Per House Bill 4001

Dr. Steven L. Paine, Deputy State Superintendent of Schools, distributed and presented for the Board's information the recommendations of the Assessment Committee for End-of-Course exams as provided in House Bill 4001 and requested that this item be removed from the SeptemberĀ 9 agenda.  Dr. Jorea Marple, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of School Improvement, and Dr. Jan Barth, Executive Director, Office of Student Assessment Services, Division of School Improvement, also addressed the Board regarding the recommendations.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment D.)

VIII. Recognition

President Fish recognized Dr. Barth and presented her with the Board's “Attitude is Everything” award.  This award will be presented monthly.

XIV. Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held September 9, 2004 in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.

XV. Adjournment

Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mr. Spencer and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 4:06 p.m.

   

                               Minutes approved by the Board on October 14, 2004.

   

                                ______________________________________________    

                                Barbara N. Fish, President

   

                                ______________________________________________                                    Priscilla M. Haden, Secretary

Minutes were recorded by

    Virginia M. Harris

Executive Secretary to

          the Board.

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